For Students

At Oakridge, we believe that every student should be prepared for life after graduation. That means we make it our goal to educate students about their options so that they feel confident to be either Enrolled in College, Enlisted in a Branch of the Military, or Employed with a Company when they graduate from Oakridge High School. This page allows students to explore their options, and see what resources are available to them.

ENROLLED

The following information is for Oakridge students interested in attending college after high school.

College Advisor
Nina Gennusa
(231) 788-7300
ngennusa@oakridgeschools.org

Scholarship Information

Additional Scholarships (Unknown Deadlines)
Scholarships with September Deadlines
Scholarships with October Deadlines
Scholarships with November Deadlines 
Scholarships with December Deadlines
Scholarships with January Deadlines
Scholarships with February Deadlines
Scholarships with March Deadlines
Scholarships with April Deadlines
Scholarships with May Deadlines
Scholarships with June Deadlines
Scholarships with July Deadlines

Muskegon Area Promise

Major of the Month

Meteorology
Supply Chain Management
Computer Science
Journalism

 

College Visits & College Rep Visits

None at this time. Stop by Ms. G’s office for more information.

 

FAFSA

Students can now file their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online for the 2019/20 school year.

 

IMPORTANT DATES & PLANNING

Get MI Degree website: getmidegree.org

EARLY COLLEGE

Oakridge High School students have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree for FREE through a program called Early College Muskegon County. Students will extend high school by one year in order to earn both their high school diploma and up to 62 credit hours of college credit from MCC. This 3-year commitment from students will allow them to earn an Associate’s Degree at absolutely no cost while enrolled in the program.

ENLISTED

Oakridge Public Schools is proud to partner with Recruiting Officers from every branch of the armed forces. The following information is for Oakridge students interested in enlisting in a branch of the United States Armed Forces after high school.

Advisor 
Rob Patton
231-788-7300
rpatton@oakridgeschools.org

Recruitment Events

Check with the Counselor’s Office for Dates and Times of Recruiting Officers.

Employed

The following information is for Oakridge students interested in joining the workforce after high school.

Career Advisor
Stephen Pettifor
spettifor@muskegonisd.org

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG SHADOW EVENT

On Friday, February 1, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, students will meet with an industry professional in the field of their choosing, to learn valuable career information.

Employers agree to provide students with opportunities to:

  • Get an overview of their company’s industry, the day-to-day operations of specific departments, positions available, and requirements for successful employment (i.e., level of education, career pathways)

  • Interact with a variety of professionals with different levels of responsibility, education, and experience

  • Engage in a hands-on activity or demonstration that reflects the skills required in this sector if possible

  • Preview current or recent projects so they understand some of the potential work demands required.

Please use the attached promotional materials to market to your students via listserv, social media, website, announcements, etc.

Interested students in grades 9-12 will need to register using the following link —-> Student Registration 
Please assist your students in their career cluster and employer selection.

Once signed up, our Career Specialists will communicate with students and prepare them with the placement details. Click here to see a full list of Employers and Career Fields available.

Muskegon Made

Oakridge Public Schools takes part in the Muskegon Made initiative to offer comprehensive work-based learning experiences for students.

 

Employer Recruitment Events, Visits & Tours

 

Muskegon County Career Development Events

2018-19 Muskegon Career Development Schedule

 

Career Tech Center

The Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (CTC) is a career and technical training center offering a wide variety of free career training programs to high school students throughout Muskegon County. Oakridge students who attend spend half their day at their traditional high school, and half at the CTC.